Meet Your Neighbour: The Paint Bar
Welcome to The Paint Bar, a bright spacious studio space for kids and adults to explore their creativity in Collingwood Downtown. The Paint Bar offers: paint your own pottery, party packages, kid’s night out, classes with glass fusion, canvas painting, clay workshops, summer camps for kids and more!
Victoria Cook, the owner has been operating The Paint Bar for the past 4 years and with the recent expansion into their new location, they’re now able to offer expanded programming in their 2,000 square foot studio with a private party room that can accommodate 16 – 20 people. “Our private party room is perfect for birthday parties, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, any kind of party really. It’s a great space for getting together with friends and family of all ages in a creative way.” says Victoria. When you book the private party room guests are welcome to bring their own refreshments or The Paint Bar can take care of that for you. Keeping it in the family, their main pizza supplier is Dominos Pizza which is owned and operated by Victoria’s mom Sarah. If you’re a bit of a foodie, Victoria can arrange for a charcuterie board from Dags & Willow, one of her favourite shops in Collingwood Downtown.
Fun fact: With their new studio space, The Paint Bar now has an in-house café offering a lovely selection of hot and cold beverages including specialty coffees and snacks.
Walk-ins are welcome and you can also reserve your space in advance on-line or by phone. If you’re looking to paint some pottery, you can select from over 100 different pieces. Everything from piggy banks to jewellery boxes, mugs or dishes, seasonal gift items and so much more. Recent supply chain issues pushed Victoria to start creating her own pieces right in the studio to make sure that they had enough product on the shelves. “I have a goal to have 25% of the pieces we offer for painting made right here in the studio.” notes Victoria.
If you’re feeling crafty or maybe want to try your hand at a creative technique that’s new to you, Victoria and her team are here to help you through the process step by step. For more information about the products and services offered by The Paint Bar located at 191 Hurontario Street, upper level, visit their website thepaintbar.ca/. You can follow them on facebook at www.facebook.com/thepaintbarcollingwood/ or Instagram www.instagram.com/the_paintbar/